06 Jun '12, 4pm
Does Skim Milk Cause Acne?
from the Harvard School of Public Health establish an association between milk consumption and acne. But how could milk cause acne? Because, drinking milk and consuming dairy products from pregnant cows exposes us to the hormones produced by the cows pregnancy, hormones that we were not designed to consume during our teenage and adult years. It is no secret that teenagers acne closely parallels hormonal activity
So what happens if exogenous hormones are added to the normal endogenous load? And what exactly is the source of these hormones? Consider that, in nature, milk is consumed from a mother, whether human or bovine, until weaning occurs. Normally, the mother then ceases lactation before the next pregnancy occursso that consuming milk from a mother pregnant with her next offspring is not a common occurrence. Weve all seen nature films of animals chasing...